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Richmond 2015, the organizers of the UCI Road World Championships, hosts an information meeting to help the community "Get Race Ready" in West Grace Street South Residence Hall, Room 1004a. Participants will learn from race officials about the race routes and schedules, the city's traffic management plan, where to watch the race and how to get engaged with this once in a generation opportunity to see the best cyclists in the World race through Richmond. For more information, contact Jenn Carmean at or visit

The VCU Community Health Education Center hosts a program to explore holistic, complementary, alternative, integrative medicine on Thursday, Aug. 6, and Tuesday, Aug. 11 at noon in the center, VCU Medical Center's Gateway Building, Ground Floor. The same program will be presented on each date by Georgianne Ginder, M.S.C., Department of Arts in Healthcare. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, use the contact information below. For more information, contact Sarah Amick at or (804) 828-2432 or visit

Human Resources presents "Retiring with the VCU Optional Retirement Plan" for VCU faculty in McGuire Hall Annex, Room B-20. This session is open to VCU faculty employees only, not VCU Health System employees. For more information, contact Daynon Smith at or (804) 828-5371 or visit


Grades Due by Noon on Tuesday, August 11

Grading for summer 2015 has begun. Grade sheets are available on faculty eServices. Grades are due by noon on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at which time grading will be turned off. Faculty may only access grade sheets for courses to which they have been assigned in the class schedule. Faculty who do not see one of their grade sheets should contact their department's course scheduling representative. For more information, contact Office of Records & Registration at

Call for Nominations: Dorris Douglas Budd Award

Nominations are being accepted now through Friday, Aug. 21, for the 2015 Dorris Douglas Budd Award, which recognizes outstanding administrative and office support staff who enhance the image and mission of VCU and the VCU Health System. Eligibility criteria include minimum employment of five years, as of Sept. 30, 2015, in a secretarial/clerical support position at the health system (up to salary grade 9) or the university (up to pay band 4). The nomination form (including criteria) is available online at For more information, contact Debbie Fitzgerald at or (804) 828-1521 or visit

'Back to School at RamTech'

RamTech gears up for back to school with two major promotions. Buy a Mac between now and Friday, Sept. 18, and receive a free pair of Beats Solo2 on-ear headphones or $199.95 credit towards the wireless equivalent. Buy any new Dell desktop or laptop between now and Wednesday, Oct. 15, and receive a $200 e-giftcard to In-store and online, exclusions apply. See a RamTech associate for details. For more information, contact McKensie Williams at or (804) 828-8324 or visit

See a schedule of workshops and classes that teach how to use collections and databases.
Tech Services
See a schedule of workshops and seminars that teach how to use computer applications.